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Boardwalk Bullies Week in Review

Monday, October 21, 2002

By Mary Rose Faustman
Atlantic City Bullies Correspondent

vs. ECHL: 4-0-0, 8 pts. (2nd, Northeast Division)
vs. Northeast: 3-0-0 -- vs. Southeast: 0-0-0 -- Last Three: 3-0-0
vs. Northwest: 1-0-0 vs. Southwest: 0-0-0 Last 10: 4-0-0
Streak: 4-0-0 Home: 3-0-0 Road: 1-0-0

Bullies Clobber Nailers, 8-2
Friday, October 18, 2002
Wheeling Nailers 2 @

Tied 1-1 at the end of the first period, the Bullies were a vibrant force for the remaining two frames and handily defeated the Wheeling Nailers by a final of 8-2. Led by right wing Scott Matzka, whose five points included an unassisted goal 11 seconds into the second period, the Bullies offered little room for the Nailers to stage a comeback. Recent acquisition Carl Corazzini tallied his first and second goals as a member of the Bullies. Ryan Mougenel picked up a rebound shot by Luke Curtin, dished it to Corazzini in the slot, and the former Providence Bruins forward one-timed it over the glove of Nailers netminder Mike Valley for the game winner. Paul Spadafora had his best performance with the Bullies thus far, tallying a goal and two assists and finishing the game with a +4. Rookie Jade Galbraith netted his first goal as a professional while rookie goaltender Matt Yeats made his professional debut in net after four years at the University of Maine. Yeats stopped 21 Nailers shots and is 1-0-0 on the season. Curtin, Mougenel, and Mike Nicholishen each earned two assists in the win. The Bullies are now 3-0-0 at Boardwalk Hall.

Bullies Remain Undefeated, Beat Royals 3-2
Saturday, October 19, 2002
Reading Royals 2

In its first road game this season, the Bullies managed to beat the Reading Royals, 3-2, and improved to 4-0-0 on the season. Scott Stirling was named the first star of the game after making 20 saves, including a flurry in the third period that kept Royals fans on the edge of their seats. Bullies rookie Jade Galbraith tallied his second goal in two nights, while forward Carl Corazzini scored the game winner and improved his goals total to three. Scott Matzka contributed an assist, finishing the two-game weekend with six points (2G,4A). Kevin Colley kept his three-game goal-scoring streak alive, netting a power-play goal in the second period. Royals' Brad Rooney scored with three seconds left in the third period, while Steve Rymsha earned an assist on each Reading goal. Royals netminder Jeff Sanger made 23 saves in the loss.

Scott Matzka leads the Bullies and is tied for eighth in the league in scoring with eight points (2G,6A)…Matzka leads the Bullies and tied for the league lead in plus-minus with a +7...Matzka is the Bullies’ nomination for the ECHL/InGlasCo Player of the Week after earning six points (2G,4A) in two games this weekend…Rookie Jade Galbraith tallied his first and second goals as a professional in two games this weekend…Paul Spadafora and Luke Curtin are tied for second in scoring with the Bullies; each has five points on one goal and four assists…Spadafora is tied for fourth in the league in plus-minus with a +6…Mike Nicholishen leads the Bullies defense in plus-minus with a +5…Carl Corazzini is tied for the league lead in game-winning goals with two…Scott Stirling is third in the league in goals against average with a 1.63…Stirling is 3-0-0 with a 0.940 save percentage.


Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Boardwalk Hall, 7:05 p.m.

The Bullies face off against the Reading Royals for the second time this season and first time at Boardwalk Hall. Saturday the Bullies defeated the Royals, 3-2, in Reading.

Friday, October 25, 2002
Boardwalk Hall, 7:05 p.m.

The Bullies and the Titans go head-to-head for the first of ten meetings this season. In preseason action, the Titans defeated the Bullies 4-1 at Pro Skate USA in South Brunswick, N.J., on Sunday, October 6.

Saturday, October 26, 2002
Wheeling Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.

The Bullies face the Nailers for the teams’ second matchup this season. Friday the Bullies defeated the Nailers by a final of 8-2 at Boardwalk Hall. Catch the Bullies in action on the road with Rob Simpson, the “Voice” of the Bullies, on 1450 WKXW (AM) or log onto and click the “Listen Live” feature.


Tuesday, October 22 – 10:30 a.m. @ Boardwalk Hall
Wednesday, October 23 – 10:30 a.m. @ Boardwalk Hall; pre-game skate
Thursday, October 24 – 10:30 a.m. @ Boardwalk Hall
Friday, October 25 – 10:30 a.m. @ Boardwalk Hall; pre-game skate

The 2002 Kelly Cup Playoffs Northeast Division Champion Boardwalk Bullies play at Boardwalk Hall. Season tickets and partial plans for the 2002-03 regular season are on sale by calling (609) 348-PUCK. For more information on South Jersey’s newest professional sports franchise, visit

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